Body of German Perez found in Housatonic

German Perez, 60, a worker at The Hotchkiss School, disappeared on Tuesday, Sept. 25. His truck was found the following day in the Housatonic River; his body was recovered on Wednesday, Oct. 3, about a mile south of where his truck was found. Photo courtesy Perez family

NORTH CANAAN — The State Police reported on Tuesday morning, Oct. 3, that they had recovered the body of German Perez in the Housatonic River, about one mile south of the spot in the river at North Canaan where his truck was found on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Perez, 60, disappeared on Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, during that evening’s heavy rains. 

His truck slid into the Housatonic River at Lawrence Avenue in North Canaan that evening, probably between 6:30 and 7 p.m. 

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